Social Justice


Firm President Greg Wiley also was the co-founder and co-director of a highly successful annual legal fundraising event called the Attractive Nuisance Tour. This event, which featured musical acts with lawyer-band members, raised money for the Hennepin County Bar Foundation and the Minnesota Justice Foundation, both of which used the funds to promote justice for the disadvantaged. Over nearly 15 years, the event raised well over $250,000 to help provide Minnesota residents access to the legal system. Greg even performed at the event on occasion (to varying reviews).

From 2005 to 2009, Greg served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Minnesota Justice Foundation, a local charity focused on providing legal access to the poor. From 2012 to 2020, he served as a volunteer board member of the Minnesota Public Employer Labor Relations Association, helping educate local government entities on important legal developments in the Labor and Employment law field.

In 2017, Greg founded the Institute for Lawful, Safe, and Effective Policing (ILSEP). Locally and nationwide there have been too many citizens and police interactions that end in deadly violence. In his civil rights defense work, Greg learned that in almost every case, if law enforcement, the citizen involved, or both had acted differently, sometimes in very simple ways, those interactions could have been safer. ILSEP was founded to help educate citizens on how to help make law enforcement interactions easier and safer and to educate law enforcement in state-of-the-art techniques for policing, using adult learning principles. As its former Executive Director, Greg is proud of the work the Board and ILSEP’s volunteers do to enhance the relationships between police and citizens. For more information, click on the logo below.

Ben has been active in all communities he’s lived in since his youth.  An Eagle Scout himself, Ben has been involved in scouting for the better part of his life, performing service projects as part of four separate scouting units over the last 30 years.  He enjoys teaching his community’s youth not only about camping, hiking and the great outdoors, but also about community engagement, activism and how they can take an active role in making their communities better.  

Ben has also been involved in the Minnesota Public Employer Labor Relations Association (MPELRA) for several years, and recently took on the responsibility of being general counsel for the organization.  There, he guides the non-profit entity through any legal issues it might experience, assists in the conducting of board meetings, and assists in any way he can to keep MPELRA running.